Fan interference can be a big problem, just ask the Orioles and Jeffrey Maier. During the first game of the 1996 ALCS between the Orioles and the Yankees, Derek Jeter hit a fly ball to right field. The O’s Tony Tarasco was there for the catch, but so was Maier, who caught the ball and pulled it into the front row. The umpires called it a home run, a run that tied the game. The Bronx Bombers won this game in extra innings, and would go on to win the ALCS and World Series that season.
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